CMUSV PhD Student Research Paper Accepted to ICCE-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMUSV PhD Student Research Paper Accepted to ICCE-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMUSV PhD Student Research Paper Accepted to ICCE

Congratulations to Heng-Tze Cheng, whose research paper on “Contactless Gesture Recognition System Using Proximity Sensors” was accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) 2011. Cheng, a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was also the recipient of a Qualcomm Franklin Antonio-Office of the Chief Scientist Scholarship.

"This research may one day change the way that users interact with their mobile devices." said Cheng. "During my summer internship at Qualcomm, I worked closely with a great research team in the Office of The Chief Scientist. It was exciting to have a chance to put my knowledge in signal processing and machine learning into real practice, and develop a whole new technology that has not been on the market yet."

In Cheng's paper, he presents a contactless gesture recognition system that allows users to make intuitive gesture inputs without touching, holding, or wearing any device. Using the proposed proximity sensors and infrared signal processing algorithms, the system can recognize 3D gestures with 98% precision in real-time. The low power consumption and high recognition accuracy make the system particularly desirable for deployment on resource-limited mobile consumer devices.

The ICCE, held next January 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, will focus on the Future of Digital Media.